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Into The Weeds Impact Report Now Available

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As we formally wrap up our sixteen month long impact campaign, we are pleased to report that our vision of utilizing documentary film Into the Weeds: Dewayne “Lee” Johnson vs. Monsanto Company to move closer to a pesticide-free future was realized. It has been deeply rewarding to reflect on how much terrain the film covered and the level of dialogue it sparked around the world not only in cinemas but in policy and political forums, corporate boardrooms, university campuses, medical and scientific communities and through grassroots environmental, health and food advocacy networks.

Barry Hertz

The Globe and Mail

"Tightly wound thriller."


About Into The Weeds

Does the most widely used weed killer in the world cause cancer? Into the Weeds follows the riveting story of groundskeeper Lee Johnson and his fight for justice against agrochemical giant, Monsanto (now Bayer), the manufacturer of Roundup herbicide.

In 2015, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a branch of the World Health Organization, classified glyphosate - the active ingredient in Roundup - as “probably carcinogenic to humans.” A year later, Lee Johnson filed a lawsuit claiming that Ranger Pro, a commercial-grade variant of Roundup, was a substantial contributing factor in causing his Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Johnson’s was the first “bellwether case” in a mass tort against Monsanto involving tens of thousands of plaintiffs: gardeners, golfers, farmers, groundskeepers and ordinary people, following and trusting the instructions on the label.

Blending interviews, testimonials, trial footage, news coverage and vérité, the film follows the progression of this groundbreaking lawsuit, while also stepping back to consider the systemic impact of glyphosate-based herbicides on human health, our food systems, and the biodiversity of our planet.

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Directed By: Jennifer Baichwal

Produced By: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas De Pencier

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Mercury Films is currently in development on a new, genre-bending documentary project. Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier are following virtuoso guitarist and composer Donna Grantis as she makes a powerful album of songs in collaboration with nature, environmental thought leaders and a diverse group of celebrated musicians. We collaborate with, and explore, Brian Eno’s groundbreaking charity, EarthPercent. Please follow us on Mercury Film's social media below:

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Keep fighting the Preemption Clause in the U.S. Farm Bill! Learn more about our U.S. Release Partner Organizations

Learn more about our official screening partners in the US and environmental NGOs who are working towards a pesticide-free future in the United States.

Into the Weeds Documentary

Into The Weeds is streaming on multiple services in the U.S. Stream now on Apple TV, Spectrum, Vudu or on XBOX, Google Play and Amazon Video.

Into The Weeds is also streaming free in Canada on CBC Gem and in Italy via CG Entertainment.


NGOs initiate legal challenge against EU glyphosate re-approval

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Join a growing global community of individuals and organizations stepping up to demand a pesticide-free future! 

Research and Latest News

Check out the latest articles, news and research on glyphosate here.

Special Events

Learn more about our special screenings, online forums, and community Q&A's. 

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